Shinnie strike knocks Hibs

Inverness maintained the pressure on second-place Motherwell and
dented Hibernian’s top-six hopes with a 2-1 win at Easter Road.

Andrew Shinnie’s deflected second-half strike earned the points
after Leigh Griffiths had cancelled out Ross Draper’s well-taken

Hibs looked the brighter side in the early stages as Gary Deegan
tested Antonio Reguero before Eoin Doyle’s shot drifted just

Caley Thistle finally got a foothold in the game and went close
through Owain Tudor-Jones and Aaron Doran, but Hibs hit back as
Reguero denied Leigh Griffiths and Ryan McGivern hit the

But the visitors broke the deadlock three minutes after the
break when Draper latched onto Richie Foran’s pass and floated a
delightful chip over Ben Williams.

Reguero did well to keep out a Griffiths effort, but Hibs
equalised on 59 minutes as Deegan’s shot took a wild deflection off
Griffiths and found the net with Reguero wrong-footed.

However, Shinnie restored Caley Thistle’s lead six minutes
later, getting on the end of a Josh Meekings free-kick and steering
a composed finish past Williams.

McGivern fired wide from distance and Hibs forced a series of
corners in the closing minutes, but Inverness defended stoutly to
pick up their fifth away win of the season.